- November 2, 2007, 7:21 AM
In contrast to its primary competitors, Raytheon Aircraft posted an increase in deliveries of its turbine business airplanes. In the third quarter, Raytheon shipped 39 Hawkers, Beechjets, Premier Is and King Airs, compared with 32 in the same period last year. In the nine months ending September 30, Raytheon delivered 105 jets and turboprops vs 99 last year. The company is projecting deliveries this year of 188 turbine aircraft vs 165 last year. Raytheon Aircraft CEO Jim Schuster said in terms of sales and deliveries he expects next year to be similar to this year.